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Vulcain Date-Diver

Vulcain-Date-Diver

In a theoretic word association game, if I said ‘date at 6’ you would also certainly respond with the one and only Tudor Monte Carlo. However, there are many other noteworthy references sporting a nether-date including an Omega Seamaster Calendar, Seiko 6138, Ball Skindiver, Zenith Big Date Pilot, and many others. Among them, a brand known most for a vastly different offering: the Cricket. Look past Vulcain’s undoubtedly exceptional alarm references and even the backup-up stage members have unique value to offer in the realm of vintage.

Vulcain-Date-Diver

Though the case is skin diver in aesthetic here, its lugs are extremely rounded beyond your standard profile. The 40mm case will likely wear a bit more lightly for this reason. Its dial sports an extended chapter ring with luminous indices and handset, giving a kind of tuxedo dial vibe. Notably, its ETA 2472 calibre is oriented to allow for a date a 6, something quite rarely seen these days. To go one further, Vulcain chose to create an acrylic crystal with a cyclops, something only reserved from Rolex Subs and Sea-Dwellers in the late 60s (for the most part). Its aesthetic is that of the charm skin diver, but with some quirk extended into its design for good measure.

Vulcain-Date-Diver

The case is strong and its dial is even more so. The luminous tritium material has evenly greened and is matched across all surfaces. Its movement appears largely un-corroded and the case back is stamped appropriately. It comes from a private collector off the forums.

Find this Date-Diver here on Watchuseek for 850 USD.

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